The central city has recorded the first death due to complications from dengue fever, director of the Da Nang General Hospital, Nguyen Duc Nhan confirmed on Monday, stating that a 28-year-old patient died on September 1
after undergoing treatment for a week.
|Patients at Da Nang General Hospital. The hospital reported the first death due to dengue complications. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh|
Nhan said the patient was transferred from the Hai Chau District Health Centre to the hospital on August 24 in a coma with liver, kidney, heart and lung failure, blood infection (septicaemia) as well as multi-organ dysfunction syndrome.
Nhan said the patient was diagnosed with dengue fever.
The patient had received continuous blood transfusions and intensive care throughout the week. However, she was unable to recover and died due to the fever, serious blood infection and poor immune resistance.
Last week, Da Nang medical authorities reported that 3,800 dengue cases were discovered in the city this year – three times as many as last year.
Vice director of the city’s health department, Nguyen Ut said outbreaks of dengue fever often occurred during the rainy season (between late September and March).
The city’s health department would officially announce the death later.
According to the department, local residents were warned of rising cases of dengue, and urged to clean their homes and dispose of any standing water to destroy mosquito larvae.